Smithers achieves NADCAP accreditation for non-metallic materials testing

Smithers announces that its chemical and physical testing laboratories in Akron, Ohio are now Nadcap accredited for non-metallic materials testing.

The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, called Nadcap, conducts quality assessments of industry suppliers to ensure conformity throughout the global aerospace supply chain. Nadcap accreditation requires adherence to stringent requirements, which are assessed via on-site audit. Accredited organizations are included in the Nadcap Qualified Manufacturers List (QML).

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Hankook Tire partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to fight hunger in middle Tennessee

Hankook Tire is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to fight hunger by sponsoring a truck and providing new tires.  The Hankook truck will play a critical role in assisting Second Harvest’s fleet to drive 650,000 miles and deliver 36 million meals annually to those in need throughout west and middle Tennessee.

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NewAge Industries plans $2 million expansion of clean room facilities at PA headquarters

Southampton, PA – NewAge Industries, the manufacturer of AdvantaPure high purity tubing products, has expansion plans underway at its corporate facility in southeastern Pennsylvania. The project will add over 3,000 sq. ft. of ISO Class 7 certified clean rooms to the company’s existing manufacturing suite where AdvantaFlex weldable and sealable tubing, AdvantaSil silicone tubing and reinforced hose, and molded single-use tubing assemblies are made.

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The medical glove market forecast at $18.56 billion by 2026

215 billion units, or about 37%. Although manufacturers are working hard to increase production, industry experts are predicting possible shortages in 2021. However, the demand for surgical gloves reduced significantly as about 28 million surgeries were canceled or postponed during the pandemic. But post COVID-19, the number of surgeries performed will go high, which will accelerate the demand. North America dominates the global medical gloves market share, followed by Europe, APAC, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In the future new products, expansions, and collaborations will be crucial for companies to maintain revenue growth. For example, a key player, Supermax, currently has 24 billion pieces of gloves per annum, and the company is planning to expand it to over 44 billion pieces by the end of 2024.

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